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Salmon Interactions Workstream

A Salmon Interactions Workstream has been launched to look, in part, at the reasons behind the decline in Scottish Atlantic salmon. 

The first stage of the Workstream is the creation of an initial Working Group, independently chaired by John Goodlad, which will examine and provide advice on the interactions between wild and farmed salmon.

The membership of the Group, which is supported by the Scottish Salmon Producer's Organisation and Fisheries Management Scotland, includes the aquaculture and wild fisheries sectors, Scottish Environment Link (SELINK), Marine Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). Initially, the Group will:

  • Look at the conclusions and any emerging recommendations from the Parliamentary Inquiries into farmed salmon in Scotland
  • Evaluate current Scottish Government policy and advice governing wild/farmed salmon sea lice interactions, and review the existing and planned projects around the interactions
  • Make recommendations, including a delivery plan of agreed actions and timescales, for a future interactions approach.


Details of meetings can be seen below. Please note that draft documents that are still under development will not be published on the webpage until they are complete.

1.    31 October 2018 (below)

2.    28 November 2018 (below)

3.    15 January 2019 (Note still in draft)

Formal Output From the Group

Downloadable documents:

Title:Salmon Interactions
Description:Salmon Interactions
File:Interactions Working Group - Note of Actions - 31 October 2018 [DOCX, 30.8 kb: 19 Dec 2018]
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File:Interactions Working Group - Note of Actions - 28 November 2018 [DOCX, 33.9 kb: 24 Jan 2019]
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File:Interactions Working Group - Note of Actions - 17 January 2019 [DOCX, 26.0 kb: 04 Mar 2019]
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